I agree with what xen said, now that im not distracted by tits. I don’t get why this question comes up so much either. Was Tiger Woods a born golfer? Was Micheal Phelps a born swimmer? Was anyone who is a top athlete a born, “Whatever?”
They obviously had enourmous genetic potential, but I mean, you still have to teach them shitm and they still had to put in hours of work. I doubt someone who has the right genetic qualities is out there knocking people out left and right without ever having practiced much. The whole mystique of it is kind of lame.
Just like someone can be naturally talented at bodybuilding, someone who doesn’t have those traits me have a set of genes that is good at something else, like sprinting or punching people. And in either case you still have to learn about training to maximise your gains. Also it’s hard to tell what exactly the features are that create a “natural” puncher, since there are knockout artists of all body types.
Maybe a reflex like Xen said, or maybe something predatory in them. shrugs I’ve also seen big ass dudes knock people out with fucking arm punches, so simple physics certainly comes into play as well.
But there are born fighters. There’s guys that have never boxed in their lives who throw hard, straight punches and will KO you with one shot. There’s people who have never had anyone teach them shit, but they can hit like freight trains.
People don’t come out of the womb golfing, but they have been fighting since the dawn of humanity.
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I know what you mean about natural fighters, since I’ve been head-butting and punching people since I was little, and I’ve read alot of your posts so I know you’ve seen more shit than I have therefore I will keep an open mind, but cold clocking a scrub on the street is alot different than two professionals going at it.
That person getting layed out may or may not know what the fuck he’s doing and may even have a glass jaw. He’s not peaking for a fight so he may just be having a shitty day. There are alot of factors and I don’t think that a natural fighter, despite being able to hit harder than average, starts off with all the power he will ever have, or even close to it.
Also to clarify when i asked the questions about phelps and woods, the answers could have gone either way, i wasn’t trying to say they weren’t born to perform their sport. Being a born anything implies you have the genetic potential.
Some people take to swimming naturally and others struggle with it their whole lives, I’ve seen it. But the ones who take to it naturally have to practice to be the best.